University Level Competencies (ULCs)
Following the work of UWAAC during the summer of 2010, and based on the
committee's recommendation, the Winthrop Faculty Conference voted to adopt
the following four ULCs on
October 8, 2010.
- Competency 1
Winthrop graduates think critically and solve problems.
Winthrop University graduates reason logically, evaluate and use evidence, and solve
problems. They seek out and assess relevant information from multiple viewpoints to form
well-reasoned conclusions. Winthrop graduates consider the full context and consequences
of their decisions and continually reexamine their own critical thinking process, including
the strengths and weaknesses of their arguments.
- Competency 2
Winthrop graduates are personally and socially responsible.
Winthrop University graduates value integrity, perceive moral dimensions, and achieve
excellence. They take seriously the perspectives of others, practice ethical reasoning,
and reflect on experiences. Winthrop graduates have a sense of responsibility to the
broader community and contribute to the greater good.
- Competency 3
Winthrop graduates understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live.
Winthrop University graduates comprehend the historical, social, and global contexts of
their disciplines and their lives. They also recognize how their chosen area of study is
inextricably linked to other fields. Winthrop graduates collaborate with members of diverse
academic, professional, and cultural communities as informed and engaged citizens.
- Competency 4
Winthrop graduates communicate effectively.
Winthrop University graduates communicate in a manner appropriate to the subject, occasion,
and audience. They create texts – including but not limited to written, oral, and visual
presentations – that convey content effectively. Mindful of their voice and the impact of
their communication, Winthrop graduates successfully express and exchange ideas.